By Cameron Abbott and Wendy Mansell
There are now three ways a government agency can gain access to encrypted information:
1. ask you to voluntarily help them
2. demand your help
3. force you build new functions in your systems to help them.
As a company if you don’t comply you could be hit with a fine of up to almost $10 million dollars.
You do have a defence though – if the requests will undermine your encryption systems, making them inherently less secure you do not have comply.
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